Get Christmas Party Ready with Sleek Makeup

Get Christmas Party Ready with our festive makeup tutorial using Sleek Makeup!



The first (and most important) makeup step is your base, and Sleek Makeup can help to get you that flawless look easily.

Start by using the Sleek Hydrating Primer – during the winter months, skin can be particularly dry so it’s always best to head towards products that provide more hydration. Once applied, let it set for between 3-5 minutes.

Next, take Sleek Lifeproof Foundation and buff into your skin using a round buffing brush. Add an extra layer if required, then take the Sleek Lifeproof Concealer and apply to the under eyes and on any blemishes. This is best blended with a slightly damp beauty sponge. Set your makeup in place with a very small amount of the Sleek Crème to Powder Foundation, focusing on the t-zone.

The next step is contour, blush and highlight – Sleek have the perfect palette for this, called Face Form. Start by blending the bronzer shade into the contours of your cheeks and around the edges of your face – this will help to create definition. Then, add a small amount of blusher to the apples of your cheeks and add highlight to the areas that the light hits first. These are generally the top of the cheek bones, tip of the nose, cupids bow and chin. For an extra Christmas glow, add a small amount of the Sleek Highlighting Elixir to the tops of the cheek bones.



Moving onto the eyes and eyebrows, firstly, take the Sleek Brow Kit in the shade suitable and fill in your brows if required.

You then want to take the Sleek iDivine Palette in Goodnight Sweetheart.

Top Tip – Take a tiny amount of the Face Form Matte Bronzer and blend this through your crease. It makes a brilliant transition shade!

You can create many different eyeshadow looks with this palette as it has a great mix of matte shades, shimmers, cool tones and warm tones.

Start with the shade Number 4 and apply this to your lid – you can do this with either your finger or with a small dense eyeshadow brush. Next, take shade Number 9 and blend this through your crease with a fluffy eye blending brush and apply a small amount to the outer part of your lid. Then take shade Number 2 and apply this to the ‘Outer V’ part of your eye (this refers to the area between your lash line and crease). For an extra step, you can mix Number 2 and Number 9 together and bring slighty under the eye on the outer section only. Lastly, for extra sparkle you can take Number 4 and apply this to the tear duct area right in the very corner with a small detail brush (be careful not to get this in your eye).



For the final step, apply your chosen lipstick. We personally love Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Vamp and Vixen, but there are plenty of shades to choose between which are perfect for this time of year.

Paul Goodwin Joins Carlton Professional!

Carlton Beauty Store, the new “beauty only” cash & carry in Lancing Sussex, has announced the appointment of Paul Goodwin, as its new Store Manager.

Paul, who has a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, having worked for Capital Hair & Beauty for several years as the manager of their Dagenham branch, has more recently been working in retail management but had no hesitation in moving back into the industry he loves.  

“The opportunity to once again manage a store and service the needs of beauty salons and spas was too great and I am really excited about providing a great sales and delivery service to clients across the south of England and nationally from our website”

Paul who lives locally in Worthing, will operate from the Lancing store but is available to visit, present and deliver goods from the store and the equipment manufactured by the Company in Lancing.

New ‘Beauty Only’ Cash & Carry Store

The long established and well respected Sussex beauty equipment manufacturer, Carlton Professional, have announced the opening of the UK’s first dedicated Professional ‘beauty only’ Cash & Carry store.

Based at the Company’s head office in Lancing, the trade only store offers a huge range of specialist beauty products, covering everything from skincare, lash and brow, manicure, nails, tanning and a wide range of everyday salon essentials. The store stocks industry leading brands including OPI, Salon System, Hive, Kaeso, Crazy Angel, Star Nails and many more! You will also find the wide range of equipment, furniture and treatment products from Carlton Professional.

Paul Goodwin is the new Store Manager and he is dedicated to offering an unrivalled competitive service, including free van delivery of regular salon orders to clients across Sussex and the home counties. 

The store opens officially on 1st October and is supported by a full customer e commerce website to provide an online service to those clients not close enough to shop in store.

Speaking about the store opening, Chris Woodhead (Managing Director at Carlton Professional) said, “When speaking to industry beauty professionals, they clearly don’t enjoy the small space dedicated to beauty within the traditional hair and beauty cash & carry where hairdressing is the priority. Opening a dedicated beauty store alongside our professional accredited Beauty Training Centre, gives professionals across Southern England access to the widest possible range of professional beauty products, with high quality advice and training where required. Our website, online chat, field sales reps and office telesales team are able to extend that offer nationally as we look to re-energise Carlton professional as a source for not only the very best British Manufactured beauty equipment and furniture but also for training and product supply!”

Treatment of the Month – Lash Lifts!

Do you do lash lifts in your Salon?

Lash lifting is a great way to totally revolutionise your clients’ lashes. The entire treatment (including tinting) shouldn’t take longer than around 45-50 minutes and the results are simply incredible – your clients will be returning for sure to get them redone in 6-8 weeks!

Results can be customised to each client using different curl sizes depending on the desired look and current state of the lashes.

Which products will you need to perform your lash lifts?

We have all the products you need to get started with this treatment in your Salon, available at competitive prices from our brand new Beauty Store online or at our new Trade Store in Lancing, West Sussex – BN118TA.

If you want to find out more about our product range don’t hesitate to pop into our store or call us on 01903761100 – we’d be happy to help!

Visitors Flock to Carlton Professional Launch day!

The opening of the new Beauty Store and Training Centre at ‘Carlton Professional’ in Lancing, West Sussex, created huge interest and gave visitors the opportunity to shop across the wide range of professional only brands and products for salons and spas now available in store and for delivery nationally from the new Beauty Store website which you can access here.

The Training Centre hosted the UK launch of Dibi Milano skincare and gave visitors the opportunity to see treatment demonstrations across the latest additions to the Carlton professional range including Radio Frequency, as well as the more advanced electrical treatments available in the APG Tech brand that includes both Diode Laser and Skin Analyser. The Training Centre will be providing a wide range of short courses across all beauty disciplines and techniques and will provide an invaluable resource to therapists looking to add new treatments to their business or seeking update training in new disciplines.

We will be hosting monthly ‘Open Days’ and ‘Experience Days’ for salon owners and therapists to enjoy for themselves the treatment results available from Carlton Professional machines.

Carlton Professional Acquire Evanesce!

Carlton Professional have acquired the vegan, organic and natural skincare brand Evanesce as part of its plans to expand its exclusive portfolio of salon brands, alongside its in house manufactured Carlton Professional range of electrotherapy equipment & furniture.

Speaking about the acquisition, Chris Woodhead, Managing Director, said “The simplicity of the product is ultimately its beauty in a world where consumers increasingly crave pure, organic and vegan products, are fearful of the effects on their skin and body from preservatives and ultimately want the confidence of a totally natural product on their skin. Evanesce is a creamed pure cold pressed Coconut Oil that feels amazing on the skin and truly delivers unbeatable moisturising effects to the skin and we believe is the ultimate beauty companion in a confused world of over dominated products.”

The brand enjoys flagship retail distribution with Fenwicks of Bond St, London and will be available from all leading salons and spas in the coming weeks and months.

Salons can purchase the brand online at or at leading beauty distributors across the UK.

Carlton Professional to Handle eyeSlices in the UK!

Exciting news – Carlton Professional has been appointed to handle eyeSlices as the new exclusive UK Distributor!

The brand is enjoying a growing following around the world as therapists discover the wonderful cooling and therapeutic benefits of these innovative ‘cryo gel’ filled eye pads when added to a salon facial treatment.

Salon clients enjoy the benefits during treatment but can then continue to use at home with their own retail purchase of eyeSlices. They can keep the product fresh in an innovative clam shell presentation that can later be refilled.

Disposable eyeSlices are for single use salon treatment and reusable models are available for home use.

The brand officially launched with Carlton Professional on 1st May 2018 and is immediately available from all Aston & Fincher stores across the UK and online from where additional product information is available for salons seeking an insight to the use and treatment opportunities.

They are set to become a favourite addition to salon treatments and facial routines in leading salons and spas.

Chris Woodhead, Managing Director of Carlton Professional, is with Kerryne Krause, the creator and Director of eyeSlices at Professional Beauty London




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